Dua Lipa has urged media outlets to stop comparing women after an old article about Beyonce emerged claiming she was "No Ashanti".
The New Rules singer took to Twitter on Tuesday (07Aug18) to share a screenshot from a 2003 article written by The New York Times entitled 'Music; The Solo Beyonce: She's no Ashanti'.
It claimed that the Single Ladies singer lacked the musical prowess of her alleged "mirror-image rival" Ashanti, who at the time had 2002 hits What's Luv? by Fat Joe and Ja Rule's Always on Time under her belt.
Having since gone on to establish herself as one of the most successful female performers of all time, earning five Grammy Awards and over 20 number-ones, Dua suggested the newspaper's "embarrassing" claims about Beyonce were a representation of the way women are, still, pitted against one another.
"One of the most funny and embarrassing articles in history," the 22-year-old blasted to her 2.42 million followers. "Putting women against each other and speaking way too soon. It’s obvious everyone has room to grow but trying to diminish someones success just because... is a theme that rarely happens with male artists (sic)."
Minutes later, she added: "If people stopped pitting women against each other... we’d be f**king unstoppable. I can understand that threat."
The One Kiss hitmaker has long been a champion of strong women and regularly refers to independence and feminism in her songs and online.
Her latest internet outburst comes weeks after she slammed online trolls for seemingly targetting successful women after she made an innocent blunder on social media.
"Every woman in the industry ive (sic) seen do well gets built up to be brought down," she began in a string of tweets. "I praise every woman killing s**t cuz (because) people will hate on you for no reason... but we good!"